Beet Nutrition: Beets and Their Benefits

There are a great many health benefits to both eating beetroot and drinking beet juice. Drink it regularly and your whole body will benefit from the beets nutritional values. For example, did you know that drinking a glass of beetroot juice a day, can boost your energy levels and increase your stamina? The levels of nitrates held within the beet help to reduce the necessary oxygen uptake by the body, thus reducing fatigue and increasing stamina levels.

Surely this is a great reason to start juicing your beets!

It also helps to encourage hair growth and promote healthy skin – give it a go.

beet nutrition If you’re unsure as to the taste, I will show you some recipes incorporating other ingredients which compliment and in some cases mask the beet taste.

The beet is very low in fat, so beet juice can be classed as a healthy snack, which can be eaten between meals.

It contains Vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and B6. The beet also contains sodium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sulphur, phosphorus, iodine, copper, chlorine and bioflavonoids.

Beet juice is also a great source of fibre, biotin, niacin and folic acid.

The leaves of the beet actually contain a higher percentage of iron than spinach.

Beetroot contains phytochemicals, which help to remove any carcinogens from the body. This means that beet is beneficial in the prevention of many forms of cancer, especially colon cancer.

There are many benefits of beet juice – all of them being great health benefits – drink a glass of beet juice daily to aid your way to good health with their amazing nutrition. Beets really should be included in everyones diet.

Beetroot juice can assist in lowering the body’s cholesterol levels.

It has the power to purify the blood. This is primarily attributed to its rich iron content. Because of this, it can help to alleviate anemia, and will help to increase the blood count.

Because it contains carbohydrates in the form of natural sugars, it can help with a healthy digestive system.

The beet and its juice can help with ailments such as diarrhea, constipation, vomiting and nausea.

It is good for heart related disorders and heart or cardiovascular disease. Beet juice contains nitrates which are beneficial in regulating the blood pressure in patients suffering from high blood pressure.

It also helps with issues such as hypertension, diabetes, and varicose veins.

The benefits of beet juice are profound and numberous, but they won’t magically wipe out any negative effects of any bad things you may eat.

Freshly squeezed beet juice, surprisingly, can act as a healthy and obviously totally harmless, appetite suppressant.

Approximately one pound of produce will make about one cup of beet juice.

Some of the most intense nutrients lie just beneath the skin of the beetroot, so you should always be careful not to remove too thick a layer as you peel it.

If you combine beet juice with other ingredients, such as carrot, the combinations are truly fantastic, the tastes are awesome and the colours are amazing.

The cells in the human body will immediately absorb all of the nutrients from beet juice, so making maximum use of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Because these nutrients are in liquid form, they are assimilated much more easily.

Beet juice is best consumed at room temperature – this is highly beneficial to your health.

Organic produce is always best, but if this isn’t available, then ensure you wash the beet thoroughly.

Beet and carrot juice will help to stabilise blood sugar levels – this is a great tasting combination of juices.

Beetroot has approximately 50% fewer calories than any fruit juice, but combine it with a sweet vegetable such as carrot, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth craving any day.

 

28. December 2011 by Sue
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